Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Services offered by First Choice Eldercare

Many older people want to live at home for as long as possible, but worry about what it means. What if I have a fall or an accident, or become a burden on my loved ones, who will end up doing everything for me? Just a few of the questions you might be asking yourself.

That’s how First Choice Eldercare, based in St George, Utah, can help. We are assisted living caregivers who know exactly how to deliver the care and respect seniors want and deserve.
We offer a tailor-made variety of services just for you, and you can pick and choose the ones you need.

Perhaps your family live a long way away, or you don’t want to bother them with all the routine tasks like collecting your dry cleaning or your groceries. First Choice Eldercare can help.

We will pick up your garments from your house, then drop them back when they are ready. And if it’s groceries you are after, we’ll come to you and help you compile a list of all the things you’re running low on, before we hit the shops.

We go the extra mile, too. If you’re planning a special party and need to entertain, we can help make sure you’ve got everything ready for the big day.

Or what if you just fancy a day out shopping? We’ll take you on a full-blown spree, for clothes, home and garden goods - or anything you fancy. We can even help out with Christmas and holiday shopping.

First Choice Eldercare is all about you, and what you want, when you want. If you’re living at home, you need your independence, and we’re here to help you maintain it. Working across Utah and Washington County, contact us today to see how we can address your changing needs.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Companionship for the Elderly

Caring for the elderly involves a lot more than simply taking care of their physical needs. Companionship is just as important as care and all too often older people don’t have enough of it.
It’s often the case that the elderly don’t have as much contact with people as when they were younger and companionship can make a huge improvement to the quality of their life.

Staying in touch with elderly friends or relatives is very easy by phone. A quick phone call can show them that they are being thought of and valued, and can really brighten their day. This is a great option for family that live far away and can’t physically be with their elderly relatives very easily.

If an older person has problems with mobility, maybe they have difficulty walking or have to use a wheelchair to get around, having visitors will be something they really appreciate. If an elderly person is housebound their opportunities for meeting people are severely limited and getting older doesn’t mean the need to socialise gets less.

Failing eyesight or other mobility problems may mean that an elderly person doesn’t have the use of a car anymore, or can’t get to the train station very easily. Taking an elderly person shopping can be a big help and gives them some companionship at the same time. Also, many elderly people need to visit their doctor more regularly than when they were younger and offering to assist with getting them there can take a lot of stress out the journey. You could also pick up their prescription for them afterwards.

First Choice Eldercare’s carefully selected and compassionate carers provide the kind of companionship that can brighten an elderly person’s day, along with a high level of care to make living so much easier.

The Elderly at Home

If you ask an elderly person where they would prefer to live, most, if not all, would say in their own home. Home for older people is a place full of happy memories where they can be surrounded by their own possessions.

However, living at home in later years isn’t without its problems. Simple things we take for granted like going to the shops or visiting the doctor can present real difficulties for those with limited mobility. Also, if no family are nearby, spending too much time alone can make life less fulfilling for the elderly than it should be.

At First Choice Eldercare of St George UT we offer a service than means the elderly can stay in their own homes, in comfort and safety, with all the support they need.

First Choice Eldercare’s professional caregivers are carefully selected for their compassion for the elderly and provide the highest level of care as well as enjoyable company. Important errands and Jobs around the house are taken care of allowing life to continue without many of the problems that come with age.

First Choice Eldercare isn’t just about solving problems and our companions can make the fun things in life a lot easier to enjoy, like going to the movies, dining at restaurants and visiting friends. You can really enjoy living again.